Did you know a proper fireplace installation can save money?
Fireplace Installation Saves You Money
Want to ensure maximum energy savings following fireplace installation? Proper use of your newly installed fireplace is key. Unfortunately, there are an array of newbie mistakes that can allow for savings to eek away with heat. Not to worry, however, preserving a warm, cozy ambiance and keeping extra dough in your wallet is as easy as a little simple 4-1-1.
A little extra push
Using ceiling fans to circulate heated air is a great way to spread your fire’s warmth. Simply locate the directional switch, found on most ceiling fan models, ensuring a clockwise rotation in the winter. This directional switch pulls cool air up, pushing warm air (which naturally rises) back along the walls toward the floor.
Your fire utilizes oxygen to burn and create warmth, however you don’t want it to grab air from just anywhere. To keep your fireplace from removing heat from areas of your home beyond the fireplace radius, thus dropping the temperature, close the doors to rooms outside your fireplace’s central heating area. This easy and free ‘trick’ will keep your home’s main living area heated without sacrificing heat to other areas of your home that aren’t necessary.
Fanning the flames of savings
To maximize fireplace savings, remember temperature, heat intensity, and thus fuel consumption is related to gas flow or output through your fireplace. To preserve fuel and comfort, consider the addition of a thermostatic control. For wood burning fireplaces, additional savings can be achieved by hauling and splitting wood yourself, collecting firewood year-round/off-season, or sourcing fuel following major storm cleanup efforts. Keep in mind in your collections, however, not all wood burns equally: In general, the densest woods (hickory, oak) generate the most heat, as compared to less dense pine, fir, and cedar.
On top of being one of the largest fireplace stores in the western US, Fireplace Warehouse ETC also has a full in-house installation department to install your new heating appliance, making us a one-stop shop for all your heating needs. Call or visit our Denver or Colorado Showrooms today.